Black Wizard is a Heavy Metal and Stoner Rock band from Vancouver BC, formed in 2009 between four high school friends.
Founding members Adam Grant and Eugene Parkomenko, still in the original line-up, were both working a shitty construction job at the time, cranking the likes of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Witch, Electric Wizard as loud as possible to get through the day on site.
Heavily motivated by Vancouver’s thick, heavy scene with bands like Bison and 3 Inches of Blood ruling at the time, “The Wiz” was born. Having always followed a true DIY aesthetic, Black Wizard have released 2 full-length LP’s along with a 7” single independently and sold over five thousand copies worldwide.
In the last few years, the band has been busy touring Canada, the United States and most recently spent this past fall on a month-long tour in Europe. Having shared the stage with the likes of Sleep, Uncle Acid, C.O.C, The Shrine, Atomic Bitchwax, Mos Generator, Kylesa, Weedeater, Witch, Black Mountain, Zeke, Cauldron, Pierced Arrows, Saviours, Joy their best buddies in Anciients along with many more, there show no signs of them stopping in the near future.
Black Wizard is now releasing their brand new record ‘ New Waste’ and will be touring the US and Europe again in the next six months. The current line-up consists of Adam Grant (Vocals / Guitar), Eugene Parkomenko (Drums), Evan Joel (Bass) and Danny Stokes (Guitar).
“The only band in town that will add inches to your dick!!” – Gord (BeatRoute Magazine)